Translation of "battle" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈbæt·l/ us /ˈbæt̬·əl/

B1 a fight between two armies in a war

the Battle of Waterloo

a fight against something that is very difficult, or that is hurting you

a long battle against cancer
be fighting a losing battle

to try hard to do something when there is no chance that you will succeed

luchar por una causa perdida
I try to control what my children watch on TV, but I think I’m fighting a losing battle.
verb uk /ˈbæt·l/ us /ˈbæt̬·əl/ present participle battling, past tense and past participle battled

to try very hard to do something difficult

Both teams are battling for a place in the final.

(Translation of “battle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈbӕtl/

a fight between opposing armies or individuals

the Battle of Britain
The two sides fought a fierce battle.
battleaxe noun ( battleax)

(informal) an unpleasant, aggressive, and controlling older woman

The woman who runs the hostel is an irritable battleaxe/battleax.

a large axe/ax which was formerly used as a weapon.

battlefield noun

the place where a battle is, or was, fought

campo de batalla
Dead bodies covered the battlefield.
battleship noun

a heavily armed and armoured warship

The Bismarck was the largest battleship of the German navy during the 1940s.

(Translation of “battle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)